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Old 02-27-2019, 09:46 AM   #1
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Original Wood Closet Linings?

Hey Everyone!
On my 1984 Motorhome I have wood linings in some of the closets, that I believe might be cedar?
I have, and have had a leak in the roof or upper bodyside that has run down the wood, staining it, and collecting on the floor. I am working to find and resolve the leak this week.



I have questions:

1/ Is it real wood?
2/is it applied over the inner aluminum skin, or a ply instead of the aluminum skin?
3/ How have others refinished this wood?


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Old 03-03-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Original Wood Closet Linings?

If it’s cedar, at most you could sand it lightly to restore the smell and moth repellent ability. There are oil finishes made particularly for cedar. Varnish or other sealing finishes should not be used because they seal in the volatile oils that make it work. If it’s stained from water, it’s real wood.
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Thanks!

The wood looks to be uncoated...
I assumed that all Airstreams had the wardrobes like this...
Maybe I'm wrong?




Could it be a veneer over the normal aluminum interior skin?
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:31 PM   #5
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Nary a clue here. My 2007 Wardrobe is lined with laminate on the sidewalks and the aluminum interior in the back of the closet.
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It is Cedar veneer on thin plywood.
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There was a great thread a while back about installing cedar planks in an AS wardrobe.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ng-184354.html
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As John said, it is indeed Cedar. If you want to replace it, Van Dykes Restorers

https://www.vandykes.com/?gclid=EAIa...SAAEgIoD_D_BwE

is a good source for adhesive backed cedar veneer. Another option is to use Cedar Oil to "refresh" the veneer. You can find that at any good wood working store.
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... Another option is to use Cedar Oil to "refresh" the veneer. You can find that at any good wood working store.
That's what I did in my Excella. Got the Cedar Oil off eBay. Worked great.
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Thanks Peeps!
Will get some Ceder oil for sure!


So, is the ceder faced ply put OVER the aluminum interior skin, or is it in place of it??
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The wood is eastern red cedar, not western cedar. The eastern red has the aroma that repels insects.

When there was a leak in my closet I sanded it to remove the stain. A light sanding will also bring out the aroma.
The plywood is installed over the aluminum interior skin. I can't tell how it is fastened by looking, but I assume it is glued in place

If it has to be replaced:

This is similar to what is in my 99 Excella.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Columbia...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

This is another option>
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-4-in-x...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

The cedar oil>
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Giles-an...L008/203522859
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